Michigan students win SABR Lee Allen History of Baseball Award

SABR is pleased to announce the winners of the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for 2012.

Jacob Hurwitz from West Middle School in Portage, Michigan, and Andrew Beck and Eli Cartier from Kazoo School in Kalamazoo, Michigan won the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for their junior group website entry, “The Baseball Diamond: The Only Jewel Wrapped in Chains.” Ann Lape sponsored the group.

Since 1996, SABR has honored the best baseball research project at the National History Day competition, an annual event in which students compete on a regional basis, followed by state competition, and then national finals at the University of Maryland.

The award is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950 to 1969. To view a list of past winners, click here.

For more information on National History Day, visit https://www.nhd.org/SpecialPrizeinfo.htm.

Originally published: June 21, 2012. Last Updated: June 21, 2012.